Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's up Wednesday--French toast

I love breakfast food--waffles, pancakes, omelets, but French toast really wasn't my fave until I made this recipe.  I think the key to really good French toast is the bread.  When I had made it before I had just used my regular sandwich bread, and that always goes soggy, and the Ben didn't like the egg globs on it :)  French toast really wasn't our favorite until. . .
I found this bread at Costco--a dense, crusty, thick French bread--the package comes with 2 loaves.  I buy a package about once a month when I am in the city and just freeze the bread so I always have it on hand.  Then I found Pioneer Woman's French toast recipe that only uses egg yolks, and not the whole egg.  Man, what a difference that makes!  We now love French toast (Ben included)!!!!  The mix blends up perfectly, and you don't have egg globs.  It is so good!  I adapted her recipe a little (she uses half and half, and I just use milk), and we all love it!

We had it for dinner last night.  Love breakfast for dinner!  Enjoy the French toast!

French toast

4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 Tbl sugar
2 tes vanilla
zest of one lemon

Mix well all of the above. 

a large loaf or two small loaves of a good crusty bread (I use both loaves of the Costco bread with this recipe) 

Slice bread and soak in milk/egg mixture on both sides and cook on a hot griddle or skillet turning once until done.  Serve with butter, syrup, strawberries and whipped cream or however you like your toast!

And I have actually been cooking this week, so some other yumminess to share. . .

Bowtie Chicken Alfredo:  I am a pasta lover and an Alfredo lover, so when I saw this, I knew it was right up my alley.  Everyone in my family loves it, even Ben (who is not a big pasta lover) had 3rds, so you know it is good!

Kansas City Sue's Chicken (slow cooker):  I think I have posted this before, but we love it.  So easy, love crock pot recipes.  The recipe bears repeating!  We served it over brown rice which even made the brown rice good.  I am so not a fan of brown rice, but I am trying. . .

Oatmeal coconut chews:  I always try to have cookies made and in the freezer for lunches and snacks.  I was out yesterday, and I whipped these up.  They are one of our family's favorite cookies.  Yum!  They don't last very long in our freezer :)

Oreo Cheesecake:  We have 2 birthdays in one week--Miss O's and Miss E's.  Miss E wanted this for her birthday cake.  She helped me make it.  So yum!

What yummy stuff have you been eating?


  1. Yum! I love her recipes. How genius to only use the yolks! A tip if you are using sandwich bread is use frozen bread. That way, the egg doesn't soak in and make it gooey.

  2. Love this! Thank you for all the good ideas you always post.